Children's Literature - Marilyn CourtotWhile the purpose of these books is clearly explained in the introduction and further expanded upon in the reading reinforcement exercises at the end of the early reader, they still may not be the most exciting selections for beginning readers. Repetition and simple sentences often lead to success in reading. This series reminded me a lot of both Dick and Jane and The Bobsey Twins books that I read as a child. The stories that Hillert has written focus on daily life and the retelling of classic fairy tales. The ones that relate to early years in a kids' life are more successful than the watered down and sanitized versions of legends and fairy tales. I Love You Dear Dragon is just a sweet story of a boy and his family, which includes a pet dragon. Heart shapes abound, including a big one on the cover, and this story could easily fit into a Valentine's Day unit. The cartoon style illustrations feature a young boy who looks older than one who would be reading this book. From the "Beginning to Read" series.
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The Dear Dragon series is made up of several books that are easy readers. They use site vocabulary that is printed in the back of the book (57 words). It reminds me of the books I learned to read with. In I Love You, Dear Dragon, the author focuses on Valentine's Day, specifically the colour red. They see and recognize cardinals (a red bird), red school, red lights and red apples. When they receive a Valentine's Card in the mail, they make their own cards, decorations and valentine cake. Dad reads them a story about Valentine's Day before bedtime. These Beginning-to-Read books capture the imaginations of beginning readers and help them on their way to independent reading. These stories use repetition to reinforce vocabulary and sight words. They could also be read aloud to young children who are not able to read yet. The books, written in 1950 have been updated with colourful, more up to date illustrations. The back of the book gives suggestions to develop vocabulary, phonetic awareness, fluency and comprehension to parents or caregivers A great addition to a family library or a primary classroom.